Powerful Layer 3 Gigabit Routing Solution for Enterprise Backbone and Data Center Networking
Layer 3 Routing Support
PLANET SGS-6340-24T4S is a Layer 3 Stackable Managed Gigabit Switch that provides high-density performance, Layer 3 static routing, RIP (Routing Information Protocol) and OSPF (Open Shortest Path First). With 56Gbps switching fabric, the SGS-6340-24T4S can handle extremely large amounts of data in a secure topology linking to an enterprise backbone or high capacity servers. The powerful WRR (Weighted Round Robin) and Network Security features make the SGS-6340-24T4S perform effective data traffic control for ISP and enterprise VoIP, video streaming, and multicast applications.
The SGS-6340-24T4S enables the administrator to conveniently boost network efficiency by configuring Layer 3 static routing manually, the RIP (Routing Information Protocol) or OSPF (Open Shortest Path First) settings automatically. The RIP can employ the hop count as a routing metric and prevent routing loops by implementing a limit on the number of hops allowed in a path from the source to a destination. The maximum number of hops allowed for the RIP is 15. The OSPF is an interior dynamic routing protocol for autonomous system based on link-state. The protocol creates a link-state database by exchanging link-states among Layer3 switches, and then uses the Shortest Path First algorithm to generate a route table based on that database.
Abundant IPv6 Support
The SGS-6340-24T4S provides IPv6 management
and enterprise-level secure features such as SSH
authentication. The SGS-6340-24T4S thus helps the enterprises to step in the IPv6 era with the lowest investment. In addition, you don’t need to replace the network facilities when the IPv6 FTTx edge network is built.
The SGS-6340-24T4S boasts a high-performance switch architecture that is capable of providing non-blocking switch fabric and wire-speed throughput as high as 56Gbps, which greatly simplifies the tasks of upgrading the LAN for catering to increasing bandwidth demands.
Robust Layer 2 Features
The SGS-6340-24T4S can be programmed for basic switch management functions such as port speed configuration, port aggregation, VLAN, Spanning Tree Protocol, WRR, bandwidth control and IGMP snooping. The SGS-6340-24T4S provides 802.1Q tagged VLAN, Q-in-Q, voice VLAN and GVRP Protocol. The VLAN groups allowed to be on the SGS-6340-24T4S will be maximally up to 256. By supporting port aggregation, the SGS-6340-24T4S allows the operation of a high-speed trunk combined with multiple ports. It enables up to 128 groups for trunking with a maximum of 8 ports for each group. Excellent Traffic Control
The SGS-6340-24T4S is loaded with powerful traffic management and WRR features to enhance services offered by telecoms. The WRR functionalities include wire-speed Layer 4 traffic classifiers and bandwidth limitation which are particularly useful for multi-tenant unit, multi-business unit, Telco, or network service applications. It also empowers the enterprises to take full advantage of the limited network resources and guarantees the best in VoIP and video conferencing transmission.
The SGS-6340-24T4S supports ACL policies comprehensively. The traffic can be classified by source/destination IP addresses, source/destination MAC addresses, IP protocols, TCP/UDP, IP precedence, time ranges and ToS. Moreover, various policies can be conducted to forward the traffic. The SGS-6340-24T4S also provides IEEE 802.1x port based access authentication, which can be deployed with RADIUS, to ensure the port level security and block illegal users.
The SGS-6340-24T4S supports IP stacking function that helps network managers to easily configure up to 24 switches in the same series via one single IP address instead of connecting and setting each unit one by one. For efficient management, the SGS-6340-24T4S Managed Gigabit Switch is equipped with console, Web and SNMP management interfaces. With its built-in Web-based management interface, the SGS-6340-24T4S offers an easy-to-use, platform-independent management and configuration facility. The SGS-6340-24T4S supports standard Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) and can be managed via any standard-based management software. For text-based management, the SGS-6340-24T4S can be accessed via Telnet and the console port. Moreover, the SGS-6340-24T4S offers secure remote management by supporting SSH connection which encrypts the packet content at each session.
Flexibility and Extension Solution
The four mini-GBIC slots built in the SGS-6340-24T4S are compatible with 1000BASE-X and WDM SFP (Small Form-factor Pluggable) fiber-optic modules. The distance can be extended from 550 meters (multi-mode fiber) to 10/50/70/120 kilometers (single-mode fiber or WDM fiber). They are well suited for applications within the enterprise data centers and distributions.